UFC 140: Krzysztof Soszynski vs Igor Pokrajac booked for Dec. 10 in Toronto

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This summer's string of ailing fighters affected many a match-up or two, one of them being a light heavyweight showdown pitting Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Igor Pokrajac at UFC 131 back on June 11.

Naturally, Pokrajac was an injury replacement who eventually got hurt himself and was forced out of action. Soszynski would go on to run through Mike Massenzio that night for an easy decision victory.

Now that both men are fully functioning, the powers that be decided it was a match-up so nice they wanted to make it twice. The second try is scheduled for UFC 140 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The promotion announced as much on its website today.

Soszynski will look to cap his 2011 fight campaign with an undefeated record heading into the new year with a fresh light heavyweight plate.

Standing in his way is Pokrajac, who rebounded from consecutive losses when he choked out free-falling veteran James Irvin at the UFC on Versus 2 event in San Diego.

It was his first win under the UFC banner after racking up eight straight W's overseas.

He fell back off the horse, however, in his very next outing, a unanimous decision loss to Stephan Bonnar at the Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale this past December in Las Vegas. An opening round technical knockout win over Todd Brown on March 3 got him back on the hog.

No question that stopping Soszynski could be a one-way ticket to bigger and better things in 2012.

UFC 140 is expected feature a rematch between two former heavyweight champions, Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and "Big Nog's" brother, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, taking on Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight showdown.

To check out the latest UFC 140 fight card rumors click here.

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